It’s all systems go here, as we prepare for tomorrow’s IWD2020!
It will probably be fine to just show up, but you can secure your place by getting a free ticket here.
We’ll be face painting, having a raffle, and selling vegan goodies. Local yoga teacher Alice will be offering a taster session, and there will be some art you can contribute to if you’re feeling creative. There’ll be a craft area for little ones too.
This is a celebration of women, and all we have achieved. If you have flyers for your women-run or women-centred business please bring them, and please shout about what you do!
The event is free, there’s parking, and the venue is on a good bus route. Any money raised will go toward supporting women facing or recovering from birth trauma.
Here’s some BTS pics of us as we get ready for the big day:
You may have seen our email earlier in the week, when our Aviva crowdfunder went live. We are asking Aviva employees, and the public, to part fund our new girls circles, Wild Girls Rising.
There are a number of rewards available (which you can keep or gift) starting at £5, although we are grateful for any amount. If we don’t make our target we get nothing, so we’re keen to spread the word!
Also, if you know a girl aged 8 – 12 who might be interested in joining one of our circles please forward a parent this email, or send them this link to our booking form.
Questions for the doulas:
Which character from books or screen would you want as your bestie IRL?
A: Luna Lovegood because she’s so unapologetically odd and I love it.
L: Frankie from Grace and Frankie.
E: Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec cos she’s got so much heart and she’s super efficient.
Would you rather be able to play any instrument or talk with any animal?
A: Talk with any animal, because they would have some amazing stories to tell!
L: Talk to any animal because they should be heard and I always wish I knew what they were thinking. We don’t deserve them!
E: Play any instrument because I’d be able to express myself in so many ways.
What helps you fall asleep?
A: Stephen Fry reading the Harry Potter audiobooks.
L: Listening to Harry Potter in a comfy bed.
E: I have a mantra that I’m not supposed to tell anyone. I don’t know what it means but it gets me through tough times during the day, and lets me fall asleep at night.
What’s coming up?
We have a lot more to share with you, including announcing a localised project, and we’re hoping to share some pics from our event.
Yes Matters are launching their new CSE rehabilitation youth service in Bolton on Monday.
Says Gemma: “We invite you to come and hear about the services we provide so that young people you work with, can benefit. Hear our story, and let’s work in partnership to help the young people in Greater Manchester. Plus there will be cake!”
What do we need help with?
We really want tomorrow to be busy and fun, so please come along if you can.
Please share the event.
If you’re able to bring something for the bake sale, or donate something to the raffle, please do.
Please share our Aviva fundraising page in your circles, because the better we do with public donations, the more visible our project is to the Aviva employees who have £15 each to donate.
If you’ve worked with us in any way, please could you fill out this feedback form? We hope to gather as many responses as we can to help us secure more funding.
We appreciate each one of you reading this. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, and enjoy International Women’s Day.